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Left Bank - Larkspur

$$ - $$$French, European,
507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
+1 415-927-3331
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“mussels” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful decor and ambiance. Then other things fell short. Steak au poivre was strange. (Tough meat and sauce was very wrong) Drinks were good. Fondue was excellent. Didn't stay for dessert. Would go back to try again if ever in CA again.

Thank TravelLoverSchlag
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

You definitely want to try the bread out. Lightly crunchy top with a melting soft inside that caresses your mouth. The Poulet Roti is to eat for. Love love love.

Thank Edgar O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place isn't cheap, but the food, service and ambience are all excellent. My wife had an excellent brunch, while I had the steak frites with a classic au poivre sauce. Everything was cooked to perfection, with generous, but not ridiculous portions. The interior feels...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Small chain that emulates French bistro. Good selection especially seafood. Full bar, good wine choices. Great Happy Hour options.

Thank californian10
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and the food is consistently very good. The service is good and the servers are always helpful and pleasant!

Thank Esilverman
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Just go to their Happy Hour and order the mussels! You'll be in for a treat.They have a great table next to the fireplace plus outside dining. You can also sit at the bar and order off the menu.There is plenty of Fee parking across...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Well, we had a Gift Certificate here, so we ventured out for the night. I used to be the guy who used his expense account and just ordered flippantly the steak and some wine... Well, now, I'm a little different. Older, Wiser... maybe more stringent...More

Thank sinatrajr74
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A bright sunny day and fresh oysters for lunch. How Parisienne is that! The Left Bank has a truly French vibe reminiscent of Paris ten years ago when it was a softer, more pleasant destination. It being oyster festival season we started with oysters -...More

Thank RFW1943
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Dependable, reasonably priced restaurant for faithful locals. Menu of classic French bistro fare (steak frites, French onion soup) enlivened with occasional specials (oyster and wine pairings). Good wine list, if a bit expensive.

Thank William B
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I had the Steak Frittes and a salad Verte. We had the combination of foie Gras and cheese for appetizer which was outstanding and ended with 4 desserts that we all shared. we agreed the creme Brulee was the best. The steak was fair, a...More

Thank rebeccamZ6235EI
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
    (Ward St.)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit across the street. 5 minute cab ride from the Larskpur Ferry Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Larkspur
  • Phone Number: +1 415-927-3331
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Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in the historic Blue Rock Inn in charming downtown Larkspur. Built in 1895 during the railroad era, The Blue Rock Inn was a popular weekend destination for San Franciscans to come dance and picnic under the stars. Open since 1994, Left Bank continues to be a destination for folks from all over the Bay Area to enjoy a casual snack on the sunny terrace, a glass of wine or hand crafted cocktail at the lively bar, or an elegant dining experience near the fireplace. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris. Nineteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon offers an often changing, French brasserie menu of hearty, rustic, and authentic dishes featuring a diverse selection of natural meats, sustainable seafood, fresh local vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts.
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